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User Review  - janemarieprice - LibraryThing

The second volume is perhaps a bit more interesting for the lay reader, but I found it a little too repetitive. The few major disasters I already knew about and why they happened so that left a lot of ... Read full review

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User Review  - benuathanasia - LibraryThing

I read this as part of my undergrad work to get credits for ethical technology use (they wouldn't take my transfer credits without me reading this first). The voice is good (not too dry, not judgmental, etc) and the anecdotes are interesting. Read full review

Very easy to understand

User Review  - VincentFromParis - Borders

I saw this book when I was in the book shop of De Young Museum in SF during my visit to the USA. It intrigued me so I bought it later at Borders store near Union Square. Although English is not my ... Read full review

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User Review  - rivkat - LibraryThing

Actually, why large structures fall down, including bridges and convention centers. Fairly accessible, though for such a targeted topic there’s not much holding the book together, no pun intended ... Read full review

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User Review  - jcbrunner - LibraryThing

"My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair! Nothing beside remains: round the decay Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare, The lone and level sands stretch ... Read full review

Why buildings fall down: how structures fail

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

Structural engineers Levy and Salvadori have written a well-paced, highly informative, nontechnical work describing failures in a variety of structures such as buildings, bridges, and dams. Salvadori ... Read full review

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This is a great read, I read it about 15 years ago before venturing into structural welding. The knowledge gained from this book is a sure thing that will make someone standout on the job site.

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User Review  - andrewlovesoldbooks - LibraryThing

To this engineer, fascinating. Accessible and dramatic. Read full review

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User Review  - debherter - LibraryThing

A scientific study of the subject. Includes b&w drawings. Read full review


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